At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, Congress passed stimulus legislation to help the economy (CARES Act). Since then, new bills have created further funding opportunities in education. As school districts continue to adopt a mix of in-person, remote and hybrid learning, what resources are needed to meet new challenges?
Activate all spaces to meet social distance requirements
Engage in-person “Roomies” and distance-learner “Zoomies”
Support concurrent teaching methods
Address learning loss and Promote mental and emotional wellbeing
4 steps to be furniture ready
Invest in flexibility and quality. Choose individual desks that can fit into collaborative groupings, once that’s safe. Consider adjustable-height desks, tables and chairs, and add casters for mobility. Color options matters, too. Stick with neutral if items might get shuffled to other spaces or grade levels in the future.
Included in the Stimulus funding was billions of dollars targeted at education. You may ask how are these funds being accessed? While processes may vary State to State, we have put together an easy guide to follow.
Check out our blog post for more details and to download the Stimulus Funds Guide.